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how to record a race in f1 2011

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by MrCobra, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    I would like to know how to record a race? Some told me to use Fraps, but I tried it in F1 2010 and was not able to have a full race in one file and it took a lot a gigs. So can someone help me with that, I see a lot of video on Youtube so it should have a program that we can use that will not take to much CPU.

    Thank you
  2. Haven't tried it yet (the installer is still waiting in my Downloads folder), but some recommend MSI Afterburner. They say it doesn't slow the whole system down like Fraps does, so simultaneously playing and recording is much more comfortable.
    BUT I'm guessing you'll still need quite a lot of disk space for uncompressed video data, if you want to record a whole GP. Later you can always use a codec like Xvid, to compress the file and reduce if from few GB to just a couple hundreds MB.
  3. How can MSI Afterburner record a race ?? Its an application to overclock MSI graphics cards ?????
  4. Oh right.....................:)
  5. I downloaded what I thought was this application but I can't figure out for the life of me how to get it to work! Help anyone!
  6. open msi afterburner, then click on settings (somewhere at the bottom). Select the 'video capture' tab, then input the key u want to use to record (e.g i use F11). Lastly open f1 2011 then press the capture button and u should be recording ur first vid! :)
  7. The application I have is MSI Kombustor - I've obviously downloaded the wrong thing, but I couldn't find the Afterburner link. The settings on Kombustor don't include a video capture tab. I'll keep looking.
    Got it - there were two setup files in the download and I had run the wrong one
  8. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    I remember having the same problem as you a long time ago qen, I ended up with Kombustor and scratching my head :confused:

    Luckily now I own Fraps (fraps.com), Playclaw (playclaw.com), and Bandicam (bandicam.com), all of them are commercial software. There are 2 others I have tested as demos, that's Action! (mirillis.com), and Dxtory (dxtory.com). The Action! interface is nice.

    Playclaw is V2 at the moment, V3 is in beta and is free to those that own V2. V2 uses a standard application window, and V3 predominately will use an overlay system (to changes settings etc.) in whatever game you are running. So there will be no need to drop out of the game to change fps capture rate, compression settings, or cpu core usage etc.
  9. I use my flip video cam HD. I put all my races on youtube under the name Chappyjoker14. It is easy and it is great quality. I put it on a tripod and looks and sounds great, Check out my 200+ F1 2011 vids. Thanks
  10. Peter Hooper

    Peter Hooper
    Premium Member

    Hey Chappy, looks pretty good. I also use an HD Flipcam but at the moment I am having to record from my old crt portable tv so the picture is not so great but perfectly acceptable.
  11. Tried Afterburner and results are quite good but I cant open the saved avi's with Sony vegas or movie maker live (get sound but black screen on both) so guess I'll stick with FRAPS
  12. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff Member

    By default Afterburner uses Motion JPEG compression (MJPEG), it has another one called RTV1, which I am not familiar with, It also has uncompressed, which will be most like fraps, with large file sizes.

    I use other programs as stated above, and I often use MJPEG, I also use Vegas with no problem.

    It may want to try and download and install a MJPEG Codec (Compressor/Decompressor), then seeing if you can now load it into Vegas. There are a few, but here is 2 to choose from :-